CERN School of Computing 1997



The cost of the School will be 1,750 Swiss francs per student. This sum should be paid into the following account upon receipt of the letter of acceptance.

CERN School of Computing
a/c no. 758.112.0
Société de Banque Suisse
CH-1211 GENEVA 23

This sum covers tuition, full board and lodging at either the Hotel Floret or the Hotel Tulipan from dinner on Sunday, 17 August to breakfast on Saturday, 30 August 1997, as well as coffee or tea during the morning and afternoon breaks and some social activities, of which details will be given at a later time. It does not include travel expenses from the participants' home institutes to Pruhonice and back.

How to apply

If you have a WWW viewer that supports forms, then you may fill out and submit the CSC '97 WWW application form. If you decide to use the Web to send in your application form, do not forget that you also need to send A Formal Letter of Reference.

If you choose not to use the Web, then you need you fill out a printed copy of the plain text version of the application form.

When applying to attend the School, each student is requested to provide a summary in English of about 100 words in length, describing his/her current work. The School booklet, which will be distributed to all participants before the beginning of the School, will include the summaries of the selected students. Applicants are requested to forward their summary to Jacqueline Turner by e-mail ( You will find an example of the presentation of the e-mail under 'Example of summary".

Candidates should forward the completed application form and formal letter of reference to Miss J. Turner as specified in the section "Enquiries and Correspondence".

The deadline for receipt of applications is 16 May 1997.

Financial Support

It is normally expected that funding to cover travel and the cost of the School will be provided by the student's institute. This expectation is explicitly the case for students coming from institutes in CERN Member States[1], or in other industrial nations.

Citizens of Developing Countries may apply for a limited number of SCHOLARSHIPS awarded by UNESCO to young physicists or engineers who have not been to previous CERN Schools of Computing. The UNESCO scholarship covers the cost of the course fee, including board and lodging and, in certain cases, travel. It is primarily intended for applicants from countries which are not members of CERN. Priority will be given to applicants from developing countries and those not requiring travel assistance.

Applications for support must be submitted on a special application form by 1 May 1997, together with the formal application to the School, the formal letter of reference and work summary, as mentioned under item 8. Application forms for funding may be obtained from Miss J. Turner, CERN School of Computing, CERN, 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland, or via


The selection of the students will be made by the Advisory Committee and the students will be informed of the outcome of their application during June 1997.


The Advisory Committee reserves the right to refuse reimbursement of part or all of the fee in the case of late cancellation. However, each case of cancellation would be considered individually.


In all cases of withdrawal or cancellation, whether last-minute or otherwise, the choice of a replacement, if any, will lie entirely with the Advisory Committee and not with the laboratory concerned.

Enquiries and Correspondence

All enquiries and correspondence related to the School should be addressed to:

Miss J. Turner

CERN School of Computing
CH-1211 GENEVA 23

+41 22 767.50.49
+41 22 767.71.55

Example of summary

First name and surname 
e-mail address 
My current area of work with the Department DV&EE at GSI is related to the development and maintenance of data acquisition systems. The SBS acquisition system, developed at GSI, supports a distributed (Frontend: LynxOS, Client-Server: UNIX, OpenVMS) Client-Server concept. This requires an understanding of network communication (TCP/IP) as well as knowledge of hardware programming. My present project is an implementation of an ESONE Client-Server system based on the technique of RPC's. For my Ph.D. I am developing a new MWDC for particle tracking in the first exotic nuclei experiment at GSI and implementing parts of the data acquisition/ analysis software for the neutron detector LAND at GSI. I am familiar with DCL and shell scripts and the programming languages C, Fortran, Pascal, PL/I and Lisp. I have experience in developing software under the operations systems UNIX (AIX, HP-UX, LynxOS), OpenVMS, DOS and Windows and the RS/6000, HP, AXP/alpha, PC and VME-based systems.

WWW application form


Title (Mr, Mrs, Miss, ... )
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Address of home institute or department:

CERN Staff Members please specify their complete CERN address. All others please specify address of your institute or department in your home country.

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If you are presently working at CERN, please state whether you are a:

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Field of specialization:

Computing Science
High Energy Physics

Are you involved in High-Energy Physics? Yes No
Are you involved in any support activity linked to High-Energy Physics? Yes No
Are you involved in a CERN experiment? Yes No

Knowledge of english:

Reading: Writing: Speaking:

University education:

From: To: Attended
Qualifications Obtained
Present Stage Of Studies

For what qualification are you working at present?

When do you expect to obtain it ?

Have you ever worked at CERN?

Yes. If so:
When? From: To:
In Which Division ?

Have you applied to attend any of the previous schools organised by CERN?

Yes. If so:
Which? Of which year?
Was your application accepted or rejected ?

How did you hear about the School?

First announcement
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Brief description of your current work:

Provide a 100-word description of your current work and indicate the computer(s) and programming language(s) with which you are familiar. A sample description is provided in Example of summary, above.

Other comments:

Please add below any information that does not fit anywhere else in this form:

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 Last update: 3 JUN 1997